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Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Many congratulations to the 29 Year 10 students who have passed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award in the past year. The Bronze award consists of four sections: volunteering themselves to help the local community, improving their physical fitness, selecting a skill to improve and, finally, the well known expedition – two days of navigation around the countryside in groups with an overnight camp. These 29 students have been invited to a ceremony in April at Rochester Cathedral where they will be presented with their award.

Holcombe currently have 45 Year 9 students that have opted to start their Bronze Award this year. They are currently in the process of selecting their activities for three of the DofE sections and are undergoing training for the expedition. 14 Year 10 boys have also opted to start their Silver award which is run by Dr Vickery from RGS. I would like to wish the best of luck to all of these students in achieving their Awards and to congratulate those who have already achieved them for their hard work and persistence. I would also like to thank Mrs Wheeler for training the boys for the expedition this year, Mrs Childs for running a cookery skills course, Callum Mortlock from Year 12 for his endless enthusiasm and the many other staff and parents who helped during expeditions.